Benzodiazepine Addiction

Benzodiazepines (often referred to as “Benzos”) are a class of drugs primarily used for treating anxiety. Abuse of this class of drugs can lead to Benzodiazepines Addiction.

Beyond anxiety treatment, benzodiazepines may also be prescribed and used to treat seizures, convulsions, and insomnia. Benzodiazepines addiction reduce the activity of nerves in the brain and spinal cord by enhancing the effects of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric (GABA.)

Benzodiazepine withdrawal can be fatal, so seeking to detox from benzodiazepines should always be done under medical supervision.

The two serious concerns and dangers of benzodiazepines addiction are the potential for abuse and the development of physical dependence. These are of particular concern for individuals who are predisposed to addiction, suffer from a substance use disorder, or may engage in using benzodiazepines recreationally.

Benzodiazepines are also often mixed with other substances by those misusing these substances. There is a high risk of side effects of benzodiazepines, including confusion, slurred speech, seizures or convulsions, severe drowsiness or coma, slow heartbeat, shakiness, severe weakness and difficulty breathing.

Pharmaceutical names for benzodiazepines include:

  • Xanax
  • Valium
  • Lorazepam (Ativan)
  • Klonopin
  • Halcion
  • Restoril
  • Librium

Benzodiazepine Addiction

Benzodiazepine Addiction

Benzodiazepine Addiction : Innovo Detox offers the latest evidence-based medical, psychiatric and clinical care at our state-of-the-art drug detox and alcohol detox facility in Pennsylvania. We realize that anyone who comes through our doors has already lived through the pain of addiction, and so we believe that detox should provide an atmosphere of respect and dignity. During your time at Innovo, you will be under the care of our dedicated staff of professionals who understand both the disease of addiction and your needs as an individual.

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